United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses

Research Update - January 2005

The following journal articles were distributed for review in January 2005.  You can access the article's abstract by copying the paper title and pasting it into the search bar of the PubMed website, linked here. 

 

1. Acetylcholinesterase/paraoxonase interactions increase the risk of insecticide-induced Parkinson’s disease.  (Benmoyal-Segal L, et al.  FASEB J.  Jan 3, 2005 [Epub ahead of print])
 
2. Effects of acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibition on breathing in mice adapted or not to reduced acetylcholinesterase.(Boudinot E, et al.  Pharmacol Biochem Behav.  Jan 2005; 80(1): 53-61)
 
3. Inhibition of trans-permethrin hydrolysis in human liver fractions by chloropyrifos oxon and carbaryl.  (Choi J., et al.  Drug Metabol Drug Interact.  2004; 20(4):233-246)
 
4. Estimating the occurrence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis among Gulf War (1990-1991) veterans using capture-recapture methods.  (Coffman CJ, et al.  Neuroepidemiology.  Jan 12, 2005; 24(3): 141-150)
 
5. Measurement of paraoxonase (PON1) status as a potential biomarker of susceptibility to organophosphate toxicity.  (Costa LG, et al.  Clin Chim Acta.  Feb 2005; 352(1-2): 37-47)
 
6. Uranium contents and (235)U/(238)U atom ratios in soil and earthworms in western Kosovo after the 1999 war.  (Di Lella LA, et al. Sci Total Environ.  Jan 20, 2005; 337(1-3): 109-118)
 
7. Micronuclei occurrence in population exposed to depleted uranium and control human group in correlation with sex, age and smoking habit.  (Ihrulj S, et al. Med Arh.  2004; 58(6): 335-338)  [Note: Non-English language publication]
 
8. Decreased prevalence of peripheral nerve pathology to electrodiagnostic testing in Gulf War veterans.  (Joseph TK, et al.  Mil Med.  Nov 2004; 169(11): 868-871)
 
9. Potential estrogenic and antiandrogenic effects of permethrin in rats.  (Kim SS, et al.  J Reprod Dev.  Dec 15, 2004; [Epub ahead of print])
 
10. Spinal fluid abnormalities in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.  (Natelson BH, et al.  Clin Diagn Lab Immunol.  Jan 2005; 12(1): 52-55)
 
11. The number of malignant neoplasm in Sarajevo region during the period 1998-2002.  (Obralic N, et al.  Med Arh.  2004; 58(5): 275-278)  [Note: Non-English language publication]
 
12. Transcriptomic and proteomic responses of human renal HEK293 cells to uranium toxicity.  (Prat O, et al.  Proteomics.  Dec 22, 2004 [Epub ahead of print])
 
13. Variations in health communication needs among combat veterans.  (Schneiderman AL, et al.  Am J Public Health.  Dec 2004; 94(12): 2074-2076)
 
14. Do vasoactive neuropeptides and heat shock proteins mediate fatigue-related autoimmune disorders?   (Staines DR  .  Med Hypotheses.  2005; 64(3): 539
 
15. Prospective study of military service and mortality from ALS.  (Weisskopf MG, et al.  Neurology.  Jan 11, 2005; 64(1): 32-37)
 

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